Visitors walk down historic Princeton, NJ streets hosting quaint buildings and jewelry shops.

The fun of Princeton is just a short drive away from these Hamilton Township 55+ communities.

A suburb of Trenton New Jersey, Mercer County’s Hamilton Township is seven miles northeast of the state capitol, and about 13 miles south of Princeton. It's a moderately sized suburb, with about 89,000 residents in a convenient location.

Considering that Hamilton Township is so close to Trenton, it is nice to know that there are over 60 parks, areas with open space, and playgrounds right in town. One of its best known landmarks is the amazing Grounds for Sculpture, a unique sculpture park, museum and restaurant complex that is open year round.

Community members also gather every year for local events like Winter Wonderland, the Azalea Festival, July 4th fireworks and a concert, SeptemberFest, and the Fall Harvest. Their vibrant Hamilton Township Senior Center sponsors dances, holiday parties, picnics, bus trips, and a transportation service.

Hamilton’s prime location puts it just an hour away from Philadelphia, the Jersey Shore, and New York City. You can hop on the New Jersey Turnpike, Interstates 195 and 295 and other highways to easily get you where you want to go.

The Hamilton Train Station offers bus and train service from NJ Transit, and there are several nearby airports, including Trenton-Mercer, Newark International, Philadelphia International, and the NYC airports.

And being so close to Princeton and those other major cities means access to world-class medical care, cultural landmarks like the NJ State Museum, plus top restaurants and shopping. If all this sounds appealing, have a look at Hamilton, NJ real estate options for active adults.

Locust Hill

Mid $200s - Mid $300s

Hamilton Township’s 55+ neighborhoods are small to mid-sized, with Locust Hill coming in at 247. It has four attached home models and three single home models that range from 1,239 to 1,900 square feet. They have two or three bedrooms, two or two-and-a-half bathrooms, and one- or two-car garages.

On-site amenities include a modern clubhouse with a fitness center, activity rooms and a catering kitchen, bocce and tennis courts, a putting green, and an outdoor pool. Special events are well-attended here, especially the Halloween promenade, Christmas caroling, Hawaiian luaus, and movie nights.

Locust Hill is convenient to I-195, and also backs up to open space. It is also close to Veterans Park, a 333-acre recreation area that has trails and tennis courts.

Evergreen at Hamilton

Low $200s - High $200s

Evergreen at Hamilton is an affordable active adult community that has 416 attached and single-family homes. Floor plans range from 1,300 to 3,000 square feet, with two to three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and attached garages.

Evergreen’s clubhouse has an indoor pool, an exercise room, an arts & crafts studio, and other activity rooms. Outside, there are shuffleboard, bocce, and tennis courts, plus a putting green and a greenhouse. There is a wealth of activity groups, and some of the most popular include bridge, garden club, board games, water aerobics, strength training, and line dancing.

This community’s ideal location puts it just above Veterans Park and close to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital Hamilton. It is also about a mile from Hamilton Square shopping center, which has a Shoprite, AC Moore, Walgreens, and many other stores.

Woodlands at Hamilton

High $100s - High $200s

Woodlands at Hamilton, an established, intimate community of 139 homes, is great for downsizing and surprisingly affordable for New Jersey. It features floor plans ranging from 1,000 to 1,656 square feet with two or three bedrooms, two or three bathrooms, and one-car garages. A homeowners’ association fee provides for lawn care and snow removal.

The private clubhouse has an exercise room and a library inside, and a swimming pool, patio, tennis, horseshoes, and shuffleboard outside. There are also gardening plots, a greenhouse, nature trails, and a children’s playground.

Woodlands is close to some of the state’s best golf courses, including Cobblestone Creek Country Club, Hamilton Golf Center, and Mountain View Golf Course.

Enchantment at Hamilton

Low $400s - High $400s

Lucky active adult homeowners at Enchantment at Hamilton get the best of both worlds: a scenic, natural setting that is within walking distance of the Hamilton Marketplace shopping center.

This gated development was built between 2006 and 2010 and has 232 single-family homes. The five models are sized from 2,000 to 3,300 square feet with two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and attached two-car garages. Larger models have upgrades like studies, porches, and luxurious master suites and bathrooms.

Many of the resort-style amenities are at the community’s clubhouse. There are activity rooms for hobbies and gatherings, a catering kitchen, a fitness center, and a computer room. A sauna, locker rooms, and outdoor pool, sporting courts, gardens, and walking trails all add to the high quality of life that the homeowners here enjoy.

Enchantment at Hamilton is close to the intersection of I-195 and U.S. Route 130, an area that is packed with stores like Lowe’s, Kohl’s, Petsmart, Walmart, and restaurants. It is also about six miles from historic Bordentown, a charming hamlet with old-fashioned appeal, cool shops, and nice restaurants.